An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Useful Sight

(Pro 29:20 KJV) Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

It is much easier for us to “see” (2372) someone else making a fool of themselves than it is for us to realize that we are even more guilty.  Maybe you have never had this moment of epiphany.  I know I have.  I am mentally judging someone else for something they are doing.  I may have verbalized it or not, but the mental attitude is formed and ready.  Suddenly the Holy Spirit will bring to mind something that I have done just as wrong.  It is humbling to say the least.

We can learn from others.  Sometimes the lesson is formal.  More often we can learn just from observation.

So?  Keep your mind in gear.  I find it useful to check my own behavior when someone irritates me.  It doesn’t do away with the irritation but sometimes my need to improve gets my mind off their foolishness. 

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